The Week Ahead for Aquarius
Monday 18 March – Sunday, 24 March
Mercury-Neptune combos get in the way of reality. Yes, they take us to a lovely magical place where we can float along accompanied by the music of the spheres, but just try filing your federal taxes or applying for a mortgage, and it’s a whole other story. And speaking of taxes and mortgages, this conjunction is taking place in the zone of self-worth, so it will be even more vital to check the facts and figures before committing yourself to print. Hopefully, though you have a focus for all this divine “energy” and can use it to be at one with someone you love or find peace and forgiveness after a period of estrangement. As always the more love you give, the more comes back to you.
The Month Ahead for Aquarius
Life may not be perfect but it is a whole lot better when Venus transits your sign, which she does this March. While this planet of love and harmony may produce a minor miracle without your having to lift a finger, by taking action now on a situation close to your heart you have a real chance of success. Some restraint may be necessary regarding finances, however, and whether there is a large bill to be paid or a major investment to be made, the figures must be accurate. And in general there is a trend for numerical errors and incorrect information throughout the month. Then again, with Mercury on a retrograde roll, there’s a reason for all missteps.
Not everything is set in stone. Actions have consequences. We make choices.
So, 2019. The last year of the Teenies and the bridge to the Twenties – a decade that will change the world map, whether in terms of the land itself or in geo-political terms. And with a degree of harmony between Saturn, Uranus, Pluto and Neptune in 2019, this has the potential to be a great year. A year in which solutions can be found, or at least worked toward, in some of the most pressing global problems, including those inspired by climate change.
Uranus entered Taurus in mid-May 2018, but then moved back into Aries and will remain there until March of 2019. Uranus is the revolutionary of the planets, the innovator and the iconoclast, so its transit of this Venus-ruled earth sign for the next seven years is going to produce some exciting developments in architecture, technology, engineering, food, the beauty business, farming and agriculture. But we can also expect financial collapses and the destruction of places and buildings of historical significance.
Already in 2018 we witnessed the loss of two iconic museums in Glasgow and Brazil due to fires; and unprecedented hurricanes and typhoons devastated parts of the world from Indonesia to Hawaii. Volcanic eruptions, extreme heat and bush and forest fires look to be on the increase in 2019, a reflection of Jupiter’s transit of the fire sign, Sagittarius.
Jupiter’s passage through Sagittarius, however, will have many positive effects, most notably on the aviation industry, global travel, publishing, education and communication systems. In a Jupiter-in-Sagittarius year, there’s an emphasis on fun and sport. We spend more money, enjoy taking holidays and getting out of our comfort zones. Then again, the last time Jupiter transited Sagittarius was in 2007, and we can all remember what happened when the sub-prime mortgage market collapsed: it was the precipitator to the global recession. And 2020 is looking distinctly troublesome.
Jupiter’s move through Sagittarius chimes with a Three year in numerology and the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology. The number Three is an harmonious number: it promotes optimism and stimulates communications. We stretch our boundaries in a Three year and reach out to people in different countries and embrace different cultures. The year of the Earth Pig is similarly positive. Good luck and good times are to be expected. Then again, like a Jupiter transit, you can have too much of a good thing, and excess can lead to loss of control and ultimately collapse.
Trade is going to be an important issue for 2019. Technically, Jupiter should preside over some monster trade deals, however, this same influence can inspire trade wars, and we can already see this potential developing between the US and China. And regardless how Great Britain and Europe end their relationship, trade will suffer in the wake of it.
Since August 2016 a series of eclipses has occurred in Leo or Aquarius, which is why, if you belong to these two signs you have had such an up and down time of it. This eclipse series has a distinctly royal aura to it, especially regarding the British Crown, being in play during the toppling of the English monarchy in 1669. This time round we have seen the Duke of Edinburgh’s retirement from public life, the birth of a royal prince and the wedding of Harry and Meghan. But with one eclipse yet to come (21 January) there could be much, much more to the royal story before the end of 2019.
In a nutshell, 2019 is a year to make the most of everything we have and everything that comes to us. It is also a year that we should liken to autumn: a beautiful season but one that precedes winter; and in keeping with nature, we should store our resources in preparation for a lean and mean period. It’s not exactly make-hay-while-the-sun-shines; more treasuring those things that are precious to us, including planet Earth, and ensuring they will still be there decades hence. It’s something Saturn in Capricorn would applaud us for.
The Year Ahead for Aquarius
Your year takes off on 21st January with a lunar eclipse. This eclipse brings to an end a two-and-a-half-year period in which you have been in transition; your course sometimes dictated by yourself but mostly by circumstances. Thus, you begin 2019 with a different mind-set. You are just as determined and focussed but more aware that plans can change and therefore more adaptable. In two years’ time you will be reaping the rewards of the actions you take now, so do not look for quick results and instant answers. Be remorseless in your efforts to root out weaknesses because a failure to do so will compromise your success in 2021. And this advice applies to your health and well-being every bit as much as your personal and professional endeavours. Ruler, Uranus returns to the base of the life-direction axis in March inspiring changes thereafter across the board, but particularly on the career and domestic front.
Love and relationships
Friendship and companionship hold a special place in the Aquarian heart. But deep, emotional exchange and passionate scenes tend to scare the pants off you. (No pun intended!) What you need to do is find that same trust with which you sustain friendships in a romantic relationship. The focus this year is on team-spirit: shared activities, mutual goals, joint projects and simply being there for each other. And this is even more conducive to happy relationships should you have step-children. However, the road may well get a little bumpy for the January-born Aquarians. Then again it is the January group that are most likely to experience love-at-first-sight and marry quickly. March and August are key periods for your love life and events set in motion in January are likely to have their denouement in mid-August. For better or worse!
Work, life goals and finance
Teamwork does the job in 2019. Jupiter’s transit of the zone of creativity and collaborations could inspire new work projects that give you more creative freedom. And if ever there was a time let your inner-entrepreneur out it is this year. Joining forces with like-minded people, attending workshops/courses and developing your ideas could all lead to successful outcomes. Share the dream and bring it into reality. And keep that two-year time line in mind. Taking a sabbatical could also help grease the wheels of creativity. Uranus could make for some unexpected endings and beginnings – this planet is especially active in mid-January, late April and the end of July and October. Neptune continues to influence finances, so there is an annoying trend for unexpected gains balanced by equally unanticipated losses. However, you can only win big if you dream big.
Act from the heart, and when in a quandary, ask yourself what feels right. You won’t go wrong.
To a certain extent you are continuing to get used to being in a new skin. So, be patient with yourself. Consider you are a student in your final year; you have a lot of knowledge but are not yet sure how to use it. Friends and colleagues play an important role in your happiness and success this year: you may go into business with a friend or decide to share your life with a friend.
High points: 2 February; 5 April; 10 August; 1 September; 28 December
Low points: 21 January; 22 April; 29 July; 7 and 27 October